### DIMACS Workshop on Source Coding and Harmonic Analysis

#### May 8 - 10, 2002

DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

**Organizers:**
**Vivek Goyal**, Digital Fountain, v.goyal@ieee.org
**Jelena Kovacevic**, Bell Labs, jelena@bell-labs.com

Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Computational Information Theory and Coding.

Lossy compression is ubiquitous in the digital age, as evidenced by
the photographs, songs, and video clips that are routinely exchanged
on the Internet. Though the technologies that underlie this compression
are quite complicated, well-educated generalists know that compression
and digital communication are based on information theory. But this
tells only part of the story.
The practice of compression has never been driven only by information
theory. At least at an elementary level, information theory suggests
techniques that require complete statistical knowledge of a class of
data and even with this knowledge are computationally infeasible.
Compression has benefited, for example, from efficient signal
representations from the field of harmonic analysis, in particular
advances in nonlinear approximation; computational techniques from
signal processing; advanced techniques in statistical modeling and
statistical inference; and insights and innovations from hands-on
engineering.

The aim of this workshop is to continue and to accelerate the exchange
of ideas between the various groups that contribute to compression.

This will include researchers in the following overlapping fields:

- source coding theory (information theorists)

- compression practice (signal processors)

- statistical modeling and inference (statisticians)

- harmonic analysis (applied mathematicians)

Talks that make progress in one field accessible to the spectrum of
participants and those that are speculative are particularly encouraged.

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